said, he had to move that the following Members be nominated 830 on the Select Committee of the Thames Embankment Bill:—MR. COWPER, Sir JOHN PAKINGTOS, Sir MORTON PETO, Sir JOHN SHELLEY, Lord ROBERT MONTAGU, Sir JOSEPH PAXTON, and five Members to be added by the Committee of Selection.
§ MR. CRAWFORD
said, that on the part of the City of London he objected to the composition of the Committee. Part of the object of the Committee was to make a street from Blackfriars to the Mansion-house, but there was not a single Member connected with the City who was on the Committee.
§ MR. AYRTON
said, that as the Committee could not meet before Easter, he thought the best plan would be to postpone the nomination of the Committee until after Easter. Not only were the City Members excluded, but other Members who had objected to the proposed expenditure. He should endeavour to prevent that expenditure by moving an instruction to the Committee that they be directed to inquire into the expenditure of the proposed works and report to the House, and that the corporate bodies belonging to the Metropolis be at liberty to appear before the Committee.
§ MR. DEEDES
said, he thought, as they were so near Easter, it would be better to postpone the appointment of the Committee till the House met after the recess.
said, he did not see why they should postpone the Motion. If the Motion were agreed to, the Committee of Selection, which did not meet often, would be enabled to make the selection when they next met. With regard to the observations of his hon. Friend behind him (Mr. Crawford) he had no objection, if anyone chose to move that a Member of the City be added, to agree to it.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the debate be now adjourned."
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
said, he thought the House might affirm the names now proposed. By so doing, hon. Members, who might be desirous of moving that others be added, would not be precluded from doing so.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.
Question. "That Mr. COWPER be one of the Members of the Select Committee on
the Thames Embankment 'Bill," put, and agreed to.
Sir JOHN PAKINGTON, Sir MORTON, PETO, Sir JOHN SHELLEY, Lord ROBERT MONTAGU, and Sir JOSEPH PAXTON nominated other Members of the said Committee, and five Members to be added by the Committee of Selection.
Power, to send for persons, papers, and records; Eight to be the, quorum.